Update: As of April 1, 2023, states can begin redeterminations to decide if individuals and their family members qualify for coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Our members will soon need to take steps to find out if they can continue their coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is because states will resume Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews per the December 2022 federal omnibus bill that decoupled the public health emergency (PHE) from CMS’ annual Medicaid enrollment process.
This means some people with Medicaid or CHIP could be disenrolled from those programs, but they may be eligible to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace or their employer.
What you can do to help your patients prepare
You can help by reminding your patients who have Medicaid to:
Update their contact information with the state, ensuring their mailing address, phone number, email or other contact information is correct
Check their mail and email for information from the state about coverage and reinstated renewal requirements
Complete their renewal application promptly and return it to their state to help avoid a gap in coverage
Things to note
Each state is handling redeterminations differently. Please direct specific questions to your state Medicaid agency.
We’re also offering support and information directly to our affected members to help prepare them for Medicaid redetermination
For more information, please call the number on the member’s ID card
If a patient or their family member no longer qualifies for Medicaid or CHIP, they may be able to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace or their employer